Songs about rain are the ubiquitous refrain of urban heartbreak, permeating sleepless nights across the city. The fog has rolled in across Twin Peaks, bringing more than just chilly mist as raindrops scatter heavily across my windows. I’ve soaked in bath minerals , soothed my face with a mud mask, and am now wrapped cozily in my Viyella robe. I’ve drawn the silk moth wing shower curtain closed again, and wandered towards the kitchen to remove a pan of espresso brownies from the oven. Nothing cures loneliness like eating warm brownies in a candlelit room, listening to Ann Peebles throatily croon I Can’t Stand the Rain, and watching the rain come staggering down. Monsieur Du Jour, AKA Dandy Du Jour
Carol wrote us recently looking for silk chiffons and brocades to make some new dressy holiday raiment. She mentioned that she’d visited Britex earlier this year, and that James had helped her with a length of icy blue Japanese brocade. She sent us a photo of her blue brocade sheath dress. She said, “The photos really do not do it justice. It is so beautiful on, in part because as one moves, the material subtly changes color and has a satiny glow. I used a simple Vogue sheath pattern which came together perfectly; the longitudinal seams did a great job shaping the dress and matched the weight of the material nicely.” We’re sure that this glamorous dress would be a hit at any cocktail party or gathering.